Despite NoMa's rapid growth, there are still some pining for more, some who are holding out for green spaces as opposed to residential towers. Recently, the NoMa Parks Foundation was able to find their next opportunity for a potential park by purchasing a vacant lot at Third and L streets NE for $3.2 million. NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) President Robin-Eve Jasper told the Washington Business Journal that the the 5,295-square-foot parcel could extend more than 8,000-square-feet with the adjacent public space. Previous plans for lot were to construct a condo building, called The Dana. Other park proposals the NoMa Parks Foundation is working on include the two-acre L Street Plaza and the four-block pedestrian promenade, called NoMa Meander. The $50 million the D.C. Council provided NoMa BID in 2013 for creating new parks is currently in escrow.
· D.C., NoMa buy first neighborhood park site, a lot long planned for condos [Washington Business Journal]
· Mapping 20+ Transformative NoMa Development Projects [Curbed DC]
· 20 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces in Washington, D.C. [Curbed DC]